El Anatsui

born 1944

El Anatsui, ‘Ink Splash II’ 2012
Ink Splash II 2012
© El Anatsui
License this image

Biography

El Anatsui (born 1944) is a Ghanaian sculptor active for much of his career in Nigeria. He has drawn particular international attention for his iconic "bottle-top installations", distinctive large-scale assemblages of thousands of pieces of aluminium sourced from alcohol recycling stations and sewn together with copper wire, transformed into metallic cloth-like wall sculptures in a way that can "draw connections between consumption, waste, and the environment".

This biography is from Wikipedia under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. Spotted a problem? Let us know.

Read full Wikipedia entry

Artworks

Features

Who is El Anatsui?

Get to know one of the artists from the Material Worlds display at Tate Modern 

You might like